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Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

  A new attack piece by a Koch front group, Institute for Energy Research, recycles their familiar attack playbook of starting with an inflated cost for wind energy and then mischaracterizing how the power system functions to argue that the real cost of wind is even higher. Once the incorrect assumptions are corrected, this and … Continue reading Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

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Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for wind energy

The wind energy industry is calling the budget bill finalized in Columbus today a “missed opportunity” to re-open Ohio to clean energy development, after a year in which setback requirements the industry calls “impossible” have stymied new wind farms here.   “While House Bill 64 contains a positive policy development for renewable energy, overall the … Continue reading Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for wind energy

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Two new studies confirm wind’s role in meeting the Clean Power Plan

Recent reports from the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Institute and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)bolster the case made by other experts over the last month that wind energy is key to cost-effectively and reliably meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The AEE  documents how wind energy costs have declined by more than half … Continue reading Two new studies confirm wind’s role in meeting the Clean Power Plan

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85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

A threat to the most important federal policy for continued wind energy development in America has led 85 companies to protest to the 21 members of Congress involved. (Photo via U.S. Geological Survey) There are 20 co-sponsors of the “PTC Elimination Act” (H.R. 1901, known as the Marchant-Pompeo bill for its initial two sponsors). The … Continue reading 85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

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85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

A threat to the most important federal policy for continued wind energy development in America has led 85 companies to protest to the 20 members of Congress involved.   The 20 are co-sponsors of the “PTC Elimination Act” (H.R. 1901, known as the Marchant-Pompeo bill for its initial two sponsors). The 85 companies today sent … Continue reading 85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

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Wind energy can help reliably meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan

New studies by some of the nation’s leading power system experts confirm that electric reliability will not be negatively affected as wind energy and other clean resources continue their growth to help the nation reduce carbon pollution. This conclusion builds on the findings of the non-partisan Energy Information Administration, which last month forecast that wind … Continue reading Wind energy can help reliably meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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American Bird Conservancy overlooks how wind energy protects wildlife

The American Bird Conservancy is suggesting blocking off the majority of the US (yellow and red areas) to wind energy development, which is incompatible with scaling up wind power enough to address climate change — the biggest threat that wildlife will face this century. A flawed report by the American Bird Conservancy suggests blocking off … Continue reading American Bird Conservancy overlooks how wind energy protects wildlife

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Conservationists see wind energy’s benefits

A recent anti-wind energy opinion piece on birds overlooked that climate change is the greatest threat to birds and other wildlife, and that wind energy is one of the most affordable, effective and widely available ways to reduce carbon pollution and help mitigate the impacts of climate change. We all consume energy and it has … Continue reading Conservationists see wind energy’s benefits

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Senate proposal would unfairly punish wind power

Buried in a massive 2016 spending bill for energy and water programs are budget cuts for valuable research into wind energy that the U.S. Senate should restore.   Yale University polling shows that there is no red/blue divide on funding research for renewable energy, which the Senate spending proposal would cut The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee … Continue reading Senate proposal would unfairly punish wind power

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Senate spending proposal would unfairly punish wind energy

Buried in a massive 2016 spending bill for energy and water programs are budget cuts for valuable research into wind energy that the U.S. Senate should restore, said the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), passed the spending bill including the … Continue reading Senate spending proposal would unfairly punish wind energy

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Anti-wind energy bill fails in Texas legislature

A bill that would have repealed Texas’ Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) failed to get legislative approval, recognizing that the law has been good for Texas. Texas’ commitment to a steady, balanced energy strategy has worked for consumers and investors.  The anti-wind bill would have not only repealed Texas’ RPS law, it would have also eliminated … Continue reading Anti-wind energy bill fails in Texas legislature

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California’s wind energy production remains on target

Contrary to the claims of a few media outlets that there is “a serious problem” with low wind energy production in California and other Western states during the first months of 2015, wind levels during this time were not outside of normal variations. Wind generation seasonal patterns by region (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) It … Continue reading California’s wind energy production remains on target

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GAO concludes failing to extend PTC would likely reduce clean energy development

A recent report issued by the independent, nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reaches the same conclusion that the American Wind Energy Association has: the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable energy is critical for continued wind energy development. Figure from GAO report showing majority of new utility-scale electricity generation projects have been renewable in … Continue reading GAO concludes failing to extend PTC would likely reduce clean energy development

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AWEA opens up membership to wind energy supporters

Seeking to tap the power of wind’s overwhelming support, AWEA has launched a membership campaign that includes individual memberships–both for those professionally involved in the industry as well as for the general public. AWEA has set a goal of gaining 8,000 contributing members by Global Wind Day, June 15. Two separate membership categories allow individuals … Continue reading AWEA opens up membership to wind energy supporters

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Letter calls for multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits

Republican and Democrat governors pressed U.S. Senate and House leadership yesterday to extend critically important tax incentives used to grow wind energy and keep good-paying manufacturing jobs here at home.   Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee and Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, co-signed a … Continue reading Letter calls for multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits

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EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states and utilities develop plans to cost-effectively reduce carbon pollution to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to new economic analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a nonpartisan branch of the Department of Energy (DOE). EIA’s analysis modeled a range of options for … Continue reading EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan

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This Memorial Day, we honor veterans in the wind energy industry

On Memorial Day, we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Many of those in the wind industry have risked their lives as veterans or active duty members of the military, and I’m proud to say that I am one of them. There are many reasons why veterans are a natural … Continue reading This Memorial Day, we honor veterans in the wind energy industry

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